Chronic Cough And Shortness Of Breath?

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I am a housewife, aged 36 years … from the age of 26 I suddenly had a cough accompanied by shortness of breath, the beginning of the illness I relapsed every 2 days every morning without any treatment I could recover on its own … the longer it got worse … finally I checked went to a pulmonary doctor after 4 months of illness and was diagnosed with bronchopneumonia … given symbicort inhalation … but still coughing and shortness of breath … flu very often … it hurts to swallow … the throat feels itchy or choked … if the phlegm isn’t like rubber … sometimes foamy or like jelly …, for years I moved doctors looking for a cure … negative sputum check … the result of bronchitis x-ray but my doctor said that it was asthma, checked for allergies … kept my dietary pattern … I was sick myself and thought to myself what to do without a caring family, for the past 2 years I have not been able to rely solely on nebu medicine … inhalers but must be accompanied by taking medication too … yes teosal or anti-inflammatory and allergic drugs … so tired … how many months this I checked with the doctor later

1 Answer:

Hello Rika, Thank you for the question.


Prolonged cough and shortness of breath need further response. Both of these complaints are not always caused by disorders of the respiratory system (in the airway or lungs) but can also be caused by other health conditions. Some of the causes of chronic cough are:

sinusitis
acid reflux disease
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

chronic bronchitis
psychogenic cough
allergic cough
side effects of drugs such as antihypertensive drugs

Have you tried consulting with a specialist in internal medicine? Since the cause of your complaint is not necessarily caused by a disturbance in the respiratory system, you can try to consult a doctor who specializes in internal medicine. The doctor will ask further about your complaint and examine you. Don't forget to bring your results so that your doctor can understand what happened to you. The next treatment depends on your medical condition.


Please do the following suggestions:

avoid triggering allergies in you
avoid smoking
manage stress well
avoid consumption of spicy, acidic and oily foods
avoid consumption of caffeinated, fizzy and alcoholic drinks
avoid lying down after eating
eat dinner at least 4 hours before bedtime
avoid eating large portions

Hope this information is useful.


Dr. Aloisia

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